This is a basic drill for the middle portion of Pinan Shodan/Heian Nidan. The drill is a bit artificial (indeed, all are, but some more than others...), but it works well for practicing the flinch response and strike to neck. I use the nukite at the end of the sequence as a palm heel strike to the chin/face to setup for a basic winding throw/takedown. The beginners did a fairly nice job working it--a bit awkward at first, but they caught on after a few times. The takedown works well, even with beginners. We also worked the drill with target pads.